Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Old Bridge Library - Summer Activites for Adults

While children and teens are busy reading for their summer club, the adults can enjoy the many programs and activities scheduled just for them.  There will be a guitar concert featuring Joseph Frame, weekly movies for seniors, a writing program with Jon Gibbs, book discussions, and the “Nighttime is the Right Time” movie series. Other speakers include Jamie Novak discussing Clutter and Storage solutions, Dr. Michael Rothman explaining the myths and confusion about nutrition and stress, Dena Price demonstrating how to find great recipes online, author John Heldon presenting his book “Ark” and Timeline New Jersey with Walter Choroszewski. So don’t miss out on all the reading “Between the Covers” and all the special events scheduled for adults. All the programs are free and open to the public. Just come to the Central Library located in the Municipal Center at the corner of Route 516 and Cottrell Road. For further information and details, call the Adult & Information Services Department at 732-721-5600, extension 5033 or check the website www.oldbridgelibrary.org.

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Old Bridge Public Library: Adult Summer Reading Club

This summer the adults in Old Bridge can join their own summer reading club “Between the Covers” which allows readers to review the books they read and vie for weekly prizes. It is simple to join! First, fill out a short registration form at the adult services desk. Then, members fill out a brief card for each book they read, each audiobook they listen to, or each adult program they attend. The more one reads, the greater the chance of winning a weekly prize or the grand prize, a NOOK Simple Touch.

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Old Bridge Library: Free Firday Movie: Big Miracle

Friday, June 29th @ 1:30PM Big Miracle Starring: Drew Barrymore, John Krasinski, Ted Danson Set in Cold War-era 1988, Big Miracle tells the true story of a small-town news reporter and a Greenpeace volunteer who enlist the help of rival superpowers to save three majestic gray whales trapped under the ice of the Arctic Circle. Rated PG, 114 minutes, 2011

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Old Bridge Library - Adult Summer Reading Program

Join the Old Bridge Library's Adult Summer Reading program Between the Covers and earn a chance to win fabulous prizes. Sign up at the Library's information Desk on June 23 or later. Then write a review of each book/audiobook you read or library program you attend and enter it into one of our prize drawings. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have a valid Old Bridge Library card. Participants will be eligible to win one weekly prize per summer and all the weekly prize entries will be entered into a drawing for the grand prizes.

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Old Bridge Library - ESL Conversation Group Graduation

Congratulations to the Spring 2012 graduating class of the Old Bridge Library's ESL Conversation Group! Reservations will begin in late August for the Fall session.

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Old Bridge Library - Book Review: The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke

American orphans Prosper and Bo have run away from their Aunt Esther to the enchanting city of Venice, Italy.  Along the way they meet up with Hornet, Mosca, Riccio and Scippio who are all part of a gang of thieves who steal objects from the rich Venetians and their golden palaces.  Among their tightly knit group, one of them holds a secret which could tear their bond apart forever. Their latest mission is to steal a wooden wing from the wealthy Signora Spavento which belongs to a magical carousel located on a mysterious island.  Sounds easy enough for the gang, but when an unexpected visitor arrives who becomes their greatest ally, and a recent change of events, their easy task suddenly becomes a game of survival and trust.  This book is a quick read for those who likes stories about friendships and the challenges and adventures they face together. If you enjoyed the spirit of adventure and friendship of the Harry Potter series, you should definitely check this book out!

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Old Bridge Library - Timeline New Jersey

On Wednesday, July 11 at 7:00 p.m. Author Walter Choroszewski presents colorful photography and a lecture with his unique perspective on New Jersey History. Celebrate the numerous "firsts" that made New Jersey special.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Old Bridge Library: 2012 Summer Photography Contest

2012 Summer Reading Photography Contest Between The Covers, contest theme: “Old Bridge: A Diverse Community.” Photograph the foods that we eat; traditions we keep, clothes that we wear; hobbies we share pets that we love; Or all of the above A Community of 60,000, diverse and unique A glimpse into our patchwork is what we seek. Photographers of all ages and all abilities are welcome to enter the Old Bridge Public Library’s Summer Photography Contest!

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Old Bridge Library: Free Friday Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's!

Friday, June 20 at 1:30 p.m. Starring: Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, Patricia Neal, Buddy Ebsen, Mickey Rooney, Martin Balsam  A highly rated comedy based on the 1958 novella by Truman Capote. Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), a socialite with a sordid past, falls for and inspires Paul Varjan (George Peppard), a struggling writer in this classic New York romance. Not Rated, 114 minutes, 1961.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Old Bridge Library: Free Computer Training

E-Mail Basics: Pre-requisite: Internet Basics, or some Internet experience. Learn the basics of creating an email account, writing a message, including attachments, sending, and receiving messages.

Microsoft Word 2007 Basics & Advanced Word 2007 Pre-requisite: Computer Basics for PC’s, or some computer experience. The basics class includes creating, saving & retrieving documents, inserting text, editing (copy, move, delete, insert), spell check and thesaurus features, changing font type, size, and color, table use and previewing & printing. Advanced Word shows you how to give documents visual punch by inserting pictures, creating bulleted lists, adding watermarks and WordArt, setting document margins, and other very useful tips.

Microsoft Excel 2007 Basics & Advanced Excel 2007 Pre-requisite: Microsoft Word Basics or some computer experience. Excel is a spreadsheet program.  In Excel Basics, topics include: inserting text, editing (copy, move, delete, insert), using functions to calculate averages & totals, and displaying cell formulas.  Advanced Excel covers: changing column width & row height, and giving your worksheet visual punch by inserting graphs, charts and pictures.

Power Point 2007 Basics Pre-requisite: Computer Basics for PC’s or some computer experience. PowerPoint is a presentation program.  Presentations consist of a series of slides that may contain text, clipart, and WordArt.  With PowerPoint, your presentation will have a consistent professional look because of its overall design and color scheme. The class includes:  creating & saving a presentation, inserting text, editing (copy, move, delete, insert), different ways of viewing a presentation, choosing a design template, inserting pictures, adding transition effects and printing.

Limited to Old Bridge Library card holders only. Please see our current schedule.

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Old Bridge Library: Local author Josh Heldon

Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30, Local author Josh Heldon speaks at the Library about his new novel Ark, which tells the story of the encounter between the narrator and the ghosts of his former college's basketball team, seeking to escape the glitch in time in which they are trapped.

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Old Bridge Library - Free Movie Friday : One for the Money

On June 15th @ 1:30 p.m. The Library will screen the film One for the Money, Starring Katherine Heigl. Description: Stephanie Plum can’t catch a break. At 30,  she finds herself divorced,  laid-off, and living with her hamster in Trenton. Desperate, she lands a job working for her slimy cousin’s bail bond business. She latches on to his biggest case - a cop wanted for murder - who just happens to be the guy that broke her heart in high school. Stephanie gets resourceful and tough, as she is swept up in a world of murder with a bit of romance.  Rated PG-13, 91 minutes,  2011

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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Old Bridge Library: Bag Sale!

Friday, June 8 will be the last day of the Friends of the Library's annual book sale and they are going out in style. Come to the sale and receive a bag - then fill it up with as many items as you can for just five dollars! Two bags for eight dollars! Items available for sale will include hard cover and paperback books for adults, teens and children, music, videos and more. All sales are final. Proceeds from the sale will be used to support library programming and equipment. For more information, call (732) 721-5600, ext. 5033.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Old Bridge Library: Crafting Club

The Old Bridge Public Library hosts two weekly crafting clubs, Mondays at 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Are you into Scrapbooking?  Crocheting?  Needlepoint?  Sketching?  The Library's Craft Club meets to work on a wide variety of individual projects. Join this fun group and find creativity, crafting and conversation. The craft club is an informal friendly group that welcomes all interests, ages and abilities!

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Old Bridge Library: Scrabble Club!

The Old Bridge Public Library hosts a Scrabble Club every Thursday at 1:00 p.m. Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by forming words from individual lettered tiles on a game-board marked with a 15-by-15 grid. Bring your Scrabble Board Game and be ready to play!

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Monday, June 04, 2012

Old Bridge: Clean Energy Alternatives And Sustainable Business Practices

Clean Energy Alternatives And Sustainable Business Practices A Green Seminar For Commercial Building Owners and Small Businesses Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. George Bush Center (Municipal Complex) One Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ www.oldbridge.com.

• Learn how you can save money, lower your operating costs and receive financial support for making energy efficient improvements to your buildings and businesses.
• Join state and local officials who will discuss incentive programs, resources, and financing opportunities to help you make your business sustainable and reduce your buildings’ energy costs.
• Find out how energy saving improvements will affect your bottom line.

Email: glemaldi@oldbridge.com

Old Bridge Library: Bookenders Book Discussion Group

Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. The Bookenders Book Discussion Group will be talking about "Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons." By Lorna Landvik.

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Old Bridge Library - June Groups and Clubs

  • The following groups will be meeting at the Old Bridge Public Library during the Month of June. All Library Programs Are Free and Open to the Public.   
  • Monday, June 11 at 7:00 pm: The Ladies Night Out Book Discussion Group will meet on to review "The Gurnsey Literary and Potato Peel Society" by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and "Hotel On the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford.     
  • Thursday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m. The Bookenders Book Discussion Group will be talking about "Angry Housewives Eating Bon-Bons." By Lorna Landvik.     
  • Thursday, June 21,@ 7:00 pm: The Original Book Discussion Group will be Reviewing "The Sweet Hereafter" by Russell Banks.     
  • The Old Bridge Library's Craft Club will meet twice weekly, on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.     
  • The Old Bridge Library's Scrabble Club meets on Thursdays at 1:00 p.m.     
  • The Old Bridge Library's Adult Chess Club Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.     
  • The Old Bridge Library's Bridge Club meets Mondays at 12:00 p.m.
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